Manchester United have named their team to face Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium today.
After last week’s heavy victory over Leeds United, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was always going to have a tough call when it came to what to do with the selection of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
Solskjaer admitted that he has been very impressed with Varane’s early days at the club.
“I think if you follow football in the last 10 years… that’s the reason we want to sign him, what he’s done over his career,” Solskjaer told ManUtd.com. “It’s no secret that we were close – or we were in there – when he left to Real Madrid 10 years ago. Sir Alex was in there speaking to them and we were close.
“Ever since his performances on the pitch, his demeanour and behaviour off the pitch, it tells me that that’s a Man United player. And we managed to convince him to have the feeling of Man United. I think that’s been in his heart ever since he went to Real Madrid as well. I think he had a little bit of a feeling for Man United. And we definitely have had feelings for him for many, many years. The Champions League wins he’s had, the World Cup wins… everything about him is class.”
“He’s a quick, strong defender, good in the air, he can play with both feet. The short answer is everything about him is what you want. He’s been humble, he’s been inquisitive. He asks questions. He doesn’t want to learn by a mistake in the game, he wants to learn it on the training field before he comes on the pitch. Everything about him has been impressive.”
In the week, Solskjaer confirmed that Anthony Elanga and Alex Telles would both miss the game through injury.
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